NATO ‘moving into Asia’ – Putin - 5時間前  RT

The Russian president has called for a “reliable security architecture” in the region The US-led military bloc is increasingly shifting its focus on the Asia-Pacific, creating security threats not only to all countries in the region, but Russia as well, President Vladimir Putin said in Vietnam a day after signing a strategic partnership treaty with DPRK leader Kim Jong-un. Following a meeting with his Vietnamese counterpart To Lam on Thursday, Putin announced that the sides “showed mutual interest in building a reliable and adequate regio...more
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US to ban popular anti-virus software – Reuters - 11時間前  RT

The use of programs created by Russia-based Kaspersky Labs is reportedly seen as a threat to America’s national security Washington is set to announce plans to prohibit the sale of anti-virus software made by the Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Labs in the United States, according to a Reuters report which cited sources. People familiar with the matter told the outlet that the company’s close ties to the Russian government were considered by the Biden administration as posing a “critical risk.” The sources cited Washin...more
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EU capital refuses to host Belgium-Israel football match - 13時間前  RT

Brussels city authorities say the sporting event could provoke mass demonstrations over Gaza Brussels has refused to host an upcoming Nations League match between Israel and Belgium in September due to a risk of demonstrations over the Gaza war, city authorities said on Wednesday. Belgium is classified in Group A2 of the UEFA Nations League along with France, Italy and Israel. The City of Brussels received a request from the Royal Belgian Football Association (KBVB) to host a home match between Belgium and Israel on September 6. Brussels author...more
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US to redirect air defense orders to Ukraine – White House - 15時間前  RT

Countries waiting for Patriot and NASAMS systems have been put on hold until Kiev’s needs are satisfied The US will prioritize deliveries of Patriot and NASAMS batteries to Ukraine over any pending orders from other countries, in an effort to shore up Kiev’s air defenses, the White House announced on Thursday. White House National Security Communications Adviser John Kirby told reporters that Kiev is currently “in desperate need of additional air defence capabilities” as Russia continues to target Ukraine’s power grid ah...more
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French PM warns election could affect support for Ukraine - 17時間前  RT

Gabriel Attal has claimed that the right-wing National Rally could make sweeping changes to the country’s foreign policy French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal has warned that the right-wing National Rally could make “very serious changes” to the country’s position on both domestic and international issues if it comes to power after the upcoming parliamentary elections. President Emmanuel Macron dissolved the French government and announced a snap election earlier this month following his party’s defeat in the European Parl...more
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Chaos erupts as Ecuador suffers nationwide blackout - 18時間前  RT

Decades of underinvestment in the power system have caught up with the country, its acting energy minister has said The government of Ecuador has blamed decades of underinvestment for a nationwide blackout that hit the South American country on Wednesday. The emergency was reportedly triggered by a failed transmission line, which caused a cascading malfunction and plunged the nation of 18 million into darkness for hours. Public Works Minister Roberto Luque, who also serves as acting energy minister, said the outage started after 3:00 p.m. loca...more
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US astronauts stuck in space - 20時間前  RT

NASA’s Suni Williams and Butch Wilmore will have to spend another week aboard the ISS as experts struggle to fix their spacecraft Two NASA astronauts are stranded aboard the International Space Station as their spacecraft, a Boeing Starliner, continues to experience technical difficulties. The two scientists, who traveled to the station on June 6, were originally meant to stay for only one week. During a press conference on Tuesday, NASA and Boeing announced that the two Americans – Suni Williams and Butch Wilmore – will not be comi...more
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German officials decry Ukrainian refugee handouts - 20時間前  RT

Baden-Wuerttemberg’s Thomas Strobl says migrants may be heading to the country en masse due to the benefits on offer Several regional interior ministers in Germany have called on the federal government to abolish generous financial handouts to Ukrainian refugees. Officials from the opposition Christian Democratic Union (CDU) have argued that benefits are making it more difficult for Kiev to recruit new soldiers for the conflict with Russia. According to the EU’s statistical agency, Eurostat, around 1.3 million Ukrainian refugees were resi...more
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French first lady transgender libel case goes to trial - 1日前  RT

Courts previously ruled Brigitte Macron had no case for invasion of privacy or violation of public image Two women have gone on trial for defamation in France after claiming that President Emmauel Macron’s wife, Brigitte, was a man once named “Jean-Michel,” France24 reported on Thursday. Amandine Roy, a self-proclaimed spiritual medium, was questioned in a Paris court on Wednesday, while the second defendant, independent journalist Natacha Rey, cited illness and was absent. In a 2021 interview, Roy quizzed Rey on her YouTube c...more
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UK Tories face election wipeout – polls - 1日前  RT

The Conservative Party is heading towards the worst general election result it has ever seen The British Conservatives are set to face a historical loss in July’s general election, ending their 14 years at the helm of the UK, according to three major polls on Wednesday. A poll by Savanta and Electoral Calculus for the Telegraph forecasts the Tories getting just 53 seats out of the 650 up for grabs in July’s vote. Not only would this mark an all-time low for the Conservative party, the poll also predicted the current Tory leader and ...more
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Putin’s visit to Vietnam: From historical friendship to future plans - 9時間前  RT

The Russian president  has met with his counterpart in Hanoi following his historic trip to Pyongyang Russian President Vladimir Putin has visited Vietnam, heading a top-level delegation and signing a dozen strategic partnership and cooperation agreements. The trip followed on the heels of the Russian president’s state visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, where a comprehensive new partnership treaty was signed with Kim Jong-un’s government in Pyongyang. Putin met with his Vietnamese counterpart To Lam, Prime Min...more
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NATO agrees on new head - 11時間前  RT

Dutch politician Mark Rutte has secured the consent of all bloc members to replace Jens Stoltenberg Caretaker prime minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte has been tapped to become the next secretary-general of NATO. He will succeed Jens Stoltenberg, who has overseen the US-led bloc since 2014. Romanian President Klaus Iohannis had announced his candidacy for the job in March, six months after Rutte began his campaign, but notified the bloc on Thursday that he was withdrawing from consideration. Only Hungary had endorsed Iohannis, but Prime Min...more
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US officials say Netanyahu hampering efforts to decrease Hezbollah tensions – Axios - 14時間前  RT

In a recent video, the Israeli prime minister accused Washington of withholding weapons and ammunition Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s complaints that the US is not providing sufficient military aid are hampering efforts to de-escalate the standoff with Hezbollah militants in Lebanon, US officials have told the news outlet Axios. The Israeli leader posted a video on Tuesday accusing Washington of “withholding weapons and ammunitions to Israel” for several months, calling such behavior “inconceivable.” A...more
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Gaza aid pier could be dismantled – NYT - 16時間前  RT

The US-built temporary floating dock could be taken apart early in July after being mostly inoperative, according to the newspaper The floating pier built by the US to bring more humanitarian aid into Gaza amid the Israel-Hamas war could be dismantled earlier than planned, the New York Times has reported, citing aid organizations. According to the newspaper, the $230 million structure could be taken down in early July. The administration of US President Joe Biden initially predicted that it would be September before surging seas would make the ...more
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Press freedom ‘shrinking’ in Ukraine – Reporters Without Borders - 18時間前  RT

The non-profit group has cited surveillance and threats of forceful enlistment into the military faced by independent journalists Independent media outlets are being subjected to growing pressure in Ukraine, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has warned. The non-profit group urged the government in Kiev to combat impunity for violent crimes against reporters and to end arbitrary restrictions regarding coverage of the conflict with Russia. Ukrainian leader Vladimir Zelensky signed a law in 2022 that significantly expanded the government’s med...more
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UK PM owns $7 million home in California – Politico  - 18時間前  RT

Rishi Sunak’s adversaries claim that he will relocate to his beach house after a predicted defeat in the upcoming snap election British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak owns a $7.2 million beach home in Santa Monica, California, where his opponents say he could move if he loses the general election next month, Politico reported on Wednesday. The UK Conservative Party is on course for a historic defeat in the upcoming vote, which would end its 14-year run in government, according to three major polls released on Wednesday. The polls predict an all-t...more
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UK Labour Party ditches candidate for sharing RT content in 2018 - 20時間前  RT

The shadow chancellor says a party member was kicked out for “not sharing our values” The UK Labour Party has suspended one of its candidates for parliament, just two weeks before the general election, after it was alerted of his apparent sharing of RT content six years ago. Andy Brown is campaigning to represent the Aberdeenshire North and Moray East constituency in northeast Scotland. The party’s decision to remove him was reported on Tuesday by The Press and Journal, a local newspaper, and has since become a national news story. The po...more
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Key evidence missing in Assange snooping case – media - 1日前  RT

Spanish police allegedly failed to produce a full phone record from a man who allegedly spied on the WikiLeaks founder for the CIA The Spanish case against a man whose firm allegedly snooped on Julian Assange for the US government has hit a roadblock over key evidence which has reportedly gone missing, according to the El Pais newspaper. The defendant, David Morales, is the owner of UC Global SL – a company hired to provide security at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where the Wikileaks founder was holed up between 2012 and 2019. The c...more
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Kim presents Putin with rare dogs - 1日前  RT

The two leaders exchanged gifts during their meeting in Pyongyang on Wednesday, including a Russian-made limousine North Korean leader Kim Jong-un presented Russian President Vladimir Putin with a pair of rare Korean dogs on Wednesday, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) has reported. The two heads of state exchanged various gifts during talks in Pyongyang. The meeting marked the first time the Russian president had traveled to North Korea since 2000. The latest state visit featured negotiations on economic, security, and geopolitical issues,...more
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US surprised at speed Russia built new alliances – WSJ - 1日前  RT

Washington reportedly did not see Moscow’s outreach to Beijing and Pyongyang coming Moscow’s security partnerships with Beijing, Pyongyang and other US “adversaries” were not anticipated by Washington, the Wall Street Journal has reported, citing anonymous intelligence sources. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a strategic partnership and mutual defense treaty with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on Wednesday, before flying on to Vietnam. Putin’s trip to China last month prompted one US policymaker ...more
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